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Prefab Exterior Elevators

When retrofitting an existing building with an elevator, it can sometimes be difficult to find a space where the hoistway will fit. In situations like this, the easiest solution is often to put the elevator in a self-contained shaft outside the structure, with one or more hoistway openings leading into the building. Townhouses, condominiums, and apartment units are particularly well-suited to exterior-shaft elevators.

Adding pre-fab exterior elevator shaft
A traditional exterior shaft can take 2-4 weeks to construct. A prefab hoistway and machine room, built off-site, can be installed in just a few

Building a shaft from scratch and integrating it into the existing structure involves time and labor – during much of which the daily business of an occupied building may have to be disrupted. Enter the prefabricated elevator, designed and built to fit each installation, delivered on a flatbed, and installed in as little as four hours. Prefab elevator shafts are manufactured by Innotech, LLC, an American company that introduced this type of elevator in 1994. Innotech also manufactures prefabricated machine rooms to go with the elevators, which meet or exceed all applicable building codes and ASME A17.1 codes.

For a building suited to exterior installation, Innotech presents by far the easiest and fastest option. Contact Country Home Elevator for a custom quote on a prefabricated elevator to meet your needs.